Erica Beck on City of Sioux Falls Leading Green Initiative

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Erica Beck on City of Sioux Falls Leading Green Initiative

  1. 1. Leading Green Initiative Erica L. Beck; City of Sioux Falls
  2. 2. Leading Green Initiative  Mayor Driven  April 22nd, 2008  Initial Internal Focus  Eventual External Focus
  3. 3. Why Go Green?  Good Fiscal Management  Quality of Life Issues  Economic Development Potential  Environmental Stewardship
  4. 4. Internal Focus  Why – Educate, Identify, & LEAD  Identification of existing programs, projects, and / or policies.  Assessment of existing conditions  Identification of improvements
  5. 5. Leading Green Team  All Offices Represented  Including City-Owned Facilities  Arena & Convention Center  Washington Pavilion  Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum  Orpheum Theater Center
  6. 6. Leading Green Focus Areas  Build  Buy  Save  Travel  Manage
  7. 7. Build  Assess City Facilities  Incorporation of Sustainable Practices  Preservation – the “greenest” building is one you do not have to build.  Incentives for LEED Certification  Acknowledgement
  8. 8. Buy  Construction Materials  Locally Made / Grown Products  Internal Materials  Recycled Products / Recyclable Material
  9. 9. Save  Energy Efficiencies  Water Conservation  Recycling  Fuel  Paper  Time & Money
  10. 10. Travel  Alternative Travel Options  Public Transportation  Benefits to Employee Wellness
  11. 11. Manage  LEADing by Example  City Projects; from events to construction..  Internal Education  Utilizing Technology
  12. 12. Current Team Focus  Recycling  Decrease Paper Consumption  Development of the “Green at Work Guide”
  13. 13. Recycling  Chapter 18 of City Ordinances; Garbage & Recycling  Internal & External Education  Lead by Example
  14. 14. Paper Consumption  Educate  Think Before Printing  Technology  Challenge  Use Technology to Find Solutions  Copy Machines (Default to Duplex)
  15. 15. Green at Work Guide  Internal Document  Importance of Feasibility  Should not be “Shelved”  Lead by Example
  16. 16. Leading Green Website  Website: www.siouxfalls.org/green
  17. 17. Thank You Questions?

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